The Inherent Logical Flaw in Economic Moralizing

Air-conditioning…good or evil? Discuss.

Image for post
Image for post
Protesters march with signs along Market Street during the San Francisco Youth Climate Strike. March 15, 2019. (photo: Intothewoods7)

Moral Invention/ Immoral Invention

Let’s conduct a little thought experiment. We’ll use the Socratic method and start with simple questions:

Two examples:

The original greek word for “sin” meant only “to miss the mark”; today’s English dictionary defines it as “an immoral act considered to be in violation of divine law”.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store